Press, a.s.rss_contact_email charged with bribery2017-03-23T15:30:41ZThe mayor of a village lying close to Bratislava was charged with bribery after two specific cases of bribery.šternák accused, but Fico stays in Bonaparte2017-03-23T14:44:08ZThe charges could still allow Bašternák to pay his tax debt and be acquitted. official from bulletin-board tender wants to plead guilty2017-03-22T23:02:16ZThe two main defendants, former SNS ministers, refused to plead guilty; but if a third defendant does so, they may end up with tougher sentences. acknowledge ombudswoman’s last report2017-03-22T22:45:56ZShe pointed to unlawful conduct of police officers and lack of wheelchair access at several facilities. dismissed due to discrimination2017-03-22T13:54:00ZThe verdict may help in similar cases in the future, the plaintiff’s representatives hope.’s use of special plane to be checked2017-03-22T13:49:03ZMPs addressed the Interior Ministry with a request following the criticism of Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko. elections will change2017-03-21T23:15:09ZParliament overrode president’s veto of the amendment to the election act. shows eight parties taking seats in parliament2017-03-21T23:13:33ZThe elections would be won by Smer, though with only 27 percent of the vote. reached on attacker in the case of the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi bar2017-03-21T23:08:36ZThis is the third sentence concerning the attacks in front of the bar, but the main trial still waits for expert opinion. institute struggles with communists2017-03-21T16:50:24ZIt is hard to rehabilitate victims of socialist crimes and even harder to punish the people responsible for them, according to the National Memory institute.šternák charged with tax crimes2017-03-21T13:57:27ZThe case goes back to 2012 when the businessman asked for excessive VAT refunds. on amnesties postponed2017-03-21T13:52:06ZMPs are expected to discuss the coalition proposal in late March. who attacked driver were fired2017-03-20T22:55:11ZThree policemen are accused of power abuse.Čistý Deň case will be reopened on Wednesday2017-03-20T22:44:35ZPresident Kiska sends an open letter to Labour Minister Richer and calls on him to examine the case immediately. No need to move too quickly on amnesties2017-03-20T22:28:44ZExtremists from ĽSNS will support the coalition proposal, but talks with other opposition parties continue. can continue to work as judge2017-03-20T13:55:28ZThe disciplinary proceeding against former justice minister, ex-chair of the Supreme Court (SC) and Jusicial Council, Štefan Harabin, ended with an acquittal. Raids at Bašternák were suspicious2017-03-20T13:35:04ZFormer senior police officer points at suspicious actions of the police during raids of firms belonging to businessman Ladislav Bašternák who rose to fame because of his high-profile political connections. military base in Slovakia and war in Europe are hoaxes2017-03-17T13:37:11ZThis is the overview of hoaxes that appeared on the internet over the past week. of the week2017-03-17T06:30:00Z“(This solution) has very sensitively concocted the very essence that can solve all the remarks, all the attitudes of anyone who decides on such a complicated matter.” Slovakia is doing almost nothing against hybrid threats2017-03-16T23:32:56ZPresident criticized Slovak foreign policy.’s MP Mazurek assaults police officer2017-03-16T23:13:18ZMilan Mazurek could face 1-5 years in prison for attacking a public official. for final exams leaked2017-03-16T14:08:36ZThe recordings for foreign language secondary school final exams taking place this week were leaked; ministry says they are unable to prevent it. prosecutes MP Mazurek for anti-Roma statements2017-03-16T14:01:50ZApart from the extremist ĽSNS party’s MP Milan Mazurek, the radio he spoke for is also being investigated by the Council for Broadcasting and Re-transmission. Lajčák refutes accusation saying tender not legally needed2017-03-15T23:05:31ZForeign Minister Miroslav Lajčák reacted to most recent accusation by a former ministry employee, retorting that nobody wittingly made a slip in conenction with the Slovak EU presidency. Ministry discloses its new reform2017-03-15T22:51:01ZThe Education Ministry presented a reform meant to guide change in the education sector for the next decade. of medical rescue service Bratislava sentenced for bribery2017-03-15T22:45:27ZThe former head of the Operation Centre of the Medical rescue Service in Bratislava, Ľubomír Kočiš, was sentenced for allocating extra bonuses to his subordinates and then requiring part of the sum back. finds a way to scrap Mečiar’s amnesties2017-03-15T16:53:01ZThe coalition comes up with a way to cancel the controversial amnesties from the nineties; the solution dissolves Fico’s constitutionality concerns. officers who kicked wounded driver to be dismissed2017-03-15T13:09:28ZThey also face charges for abusing power and may spend up to 10 years in prison. weapons will end soon2017-03-15T13:00:20ZThe new EU directive will impact about one half of registered weapons in Slovakia, much to the displeasure of some shooters. Corruption exists in top places2017-03-14T22:31:43ZProtection of whistle-blowers may soon be one prevention tool. divide rivers for eurofunds2017-03-14T17:02:31ZThere are 203 small hydropower plants in Slovakia producing less than 3 percent of consumed energy. accuses Penta of privatising health-care sector2017-03-14T13:43:33ZBoth the financial group and the ruling Smer party refuse the claims. Court to deal with dispute over ŠtB files2017-03-14T13:21:43ZThe Nation’s Memory Institute still disagrees with the verdict of the Supreme Court concerning listing Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš as an ŠtB agent. bracelets do not seem to be effective2017-03-14T00:48:22ZOnly few people used electronic bracelet as an alternative sentence last year. anti-corruption unit examined 547 crimes last year2017-03-14T00:28:59ZOut of these 357 were connected to corruption. agrees on a solution for scrapping Mečiar’s amnesties2017-03-14T00:20:27ZIt will unveil details on Wednesday, March 15., not prosecutor stopped investigation of Bašternák case2017-03-13T14:17:38ZControversial businessman Ladislav Bašternák is officially not suspected of trying to corrupt Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, as police, and not the prosecutor as originally reported by some media, halted the prosecution of the case. Ministry employee: EU-presidency competitions faked2017-03-13T14:16:08ZA third employee of the Slovak Foreign Ministry claims that the orders connected to the Slovak presidency of the Council of Europe in 2016 were not clean. protesters were ahead of extremists2017-03-13T13:40:54ZAnti-fascist activists were quicker this year than nationalists and extremists with their street march in Bratislava. of the week2017-03-10T10:19:29Z“I don’t understand how you come up with such bollocks.”’s ideologist lectured students of Bratislava’s university2017-03-09T22:28:19ZEconomic University in Bratislava organised a lecture which turned into pro-Russian propaganda event. police officer arrested2017-03-09T22:10:56ZFormer NAKA officer is accused of accepting bribes and cooperation with the mafia. to be flooded by Roma is a hoax2017-03-09T18:07:53Z​​​​Here is the overview of the hoaxes and fake news that appeared on the Slovak internet over the past week. officers filmed kicking woman charged with power abuse2017-03-09T15:03:59ZExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.ár denies immorality towards Čistý Deň resident, admits communication2017-03-09T14:53:31ZOpposition politician accused of immoral behaviour towards a minor, a resident of the highly publicised Čistý Deň (Clean Day) resocialisation home. criminal gang busted2017-03-09T13:46:28ZA total of 13 drug dealers were charged in the Trenčín and Žilina regions. agency sues the state2017-03-08T23:16:20ZThe controversial company asks for compensation from the Agriculture Ministry. Minister Drucker trusts the VšZP head2017-03-08T23:09:11ZThe minister says that the insurer will not adopt saving measures at the expense of its clients. and OĽaNO-NOVA sign deal for regional elections2017-03-08T22:22:50ZAfter skirmishes and negotiations, opposition parties signed an agreement on cooperation in the regional elections. year on: government rather inactive, more radicalism in politics and beyond2017-03-08T16:43:32ZIt has been a year since the elections that brought many new elements into Slovak politics: extremists in parliament, a centre-right party ruling the country with Smer. publishes video call, scraps health insurer's austerity measures2017-03-08T14:58:46ZThe prime minister said that the state-owned health insurer VšZP should abandon its austerity and recovery plan in a published video of a phone call with the company head. may come to Slovakia2017-03-08T14:01:42ZFollowing the measles epidemic outbreak in Romania and neighbouring Hungary, the disease could come also to Slovakia, according to experts.čiar appeared in public, speaking up against amnesties2017-03-08T13:41:03ZThe idea of cancelling the so-called Mečiar amnesties got so high-profile and much discussed that it provoked their author to make a public appearance after many years. experts destroy a device in Presidential Palace’s garden2017-03-07T22:24:08ZThe president was not present at the time. woman who disgraced the Quran released from custody2017-03-07T22:19:26ZBut she will be supervised by a probation and mediation officer. of Nitra university apologises for inviting ĽSNS MPs to ceremony2017-03-07T22:10:30ZThe Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF) invited MPs of the Kotleba-ĽSNS to a ceremony, which awarded two foreign professors with honorary doctorates. scandals vanish in Dušan Kováčik’s office2017-03-07T16:15:07ZSpecial Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik has not submitted any criminal lawsuits in 61 cases he has been supervising during eight years in the post. leader Matovič has to pay fine and may lose MP mandate2017-03-06T21:24:14ZThe Constitutional Court confirmed the verdict for Igor Matovič. winds again topple trees in High Tatras2017-03-06T21:18:22ZForests in the Podspády and Tatranská Javorina protected areas were especially damaged. keeps changing his opinion of Mečiar’s amnesties2017-03-06T14:07:24ZThe discussion was re-opened especially after cinemas started screening the new film, Únos (Kidnap). war in Paris and nuclear accident in France are hoaxes2017-03-05T21:08:43Z“Alternative media” were spreading a one-year-old video depicting France as a war zone. This is the weekly overview of the hoaxes that appeared this week. tied up parents and children2017-03-02T23:18:25ZBurglars assaulted and tied up the family of a businessman in Veľký Krtíš taking several thousand euros. are among the least trusting people2017-03-02T23:14:08ZOECD study shows only 12 percent of Slovaks believe they can trust other people, the lowest rate among member states. Gov't unsuccessful in fighting against extremism2017-03-02T22:53:16ZThe only upside to the sitting government is that Slovak-Hungarian relations have improved, analysts say. bosses scramble to reduce damage over planned savings2017-03-02T15:26:44ZLeaked recovery plan for public health insurer prompts Fico to intervene.Švecová files another disciplinary motion against Harabin2017-03-02T13:10:35ZTensions between the Supreme Court chairperson and her predecessor continue, as Švecová claims Harabin has made inappropiate comments and ignored directives. fraudster dies in UK2017-03-02T12:56:48ZVladimír Fruni, who served a prison sentence as co-owner of the non-banking companies BMG Invest and Horizont Slovakia, died aged 64 in Great Britain. are lured by sex on Slovak internet2017-03-02T07:10:16ZSme daily created a fictitious profile of a 12-year-old girl on Slovak social media; in six days, it was contacted by 62 people, some offered sex.Čistý Deň can keep its accreditation2017-03-02T06:17:05ZThe opposition plans to initiate a no-confidence vote against the labour minister. Scrapping Mečiar amnesties would be supported by 63 percent2017-03-02T05:57:51ZThe much disputed step, scrapping the so-called Mečiar’s amnesties which stopped prosecution of a series of crimes in 1990s involving then political elite and also the Slovak Intelligence Service, would be welcomed by majority of Slovaks. foreigners’ police department to move - but when?2017-03-01T15:32:15ZImmigration authorities would welcome more than one client point in the capital, but the Interior Ministry does not have such plans. segregation - Slovakia’s evergreen problem2017-03-01T15:11:05ZAmnesty International slams Slovakia for discriminating against minorities and for hate speech in its annual report. of judges may change2017-03-01T13:43:43ZThe changes should improve the current state of the judiciary. general prosecutor orders check of controversial firm, again2017-03-01T13:34:33ZThe prosecutor dropped charges against the construction firm Euro-Building, but the general prosecutor disagrees. MFA violated the constitution2017-02-28T22:59:42ZTransparency International Slovensko now prepares a lawsuit. Support for non-systemic parties rises2017-02-28T22:40:10ZThe current ruling coalition would fail to collect enough votes to have a majority if a general election was called now. drops charges in bark beetle case2017-02-28T13:36:28ZTwo former ministers did not allow logging in valleys stricken by the wind calamity. Slovak to be beatified2017-02-28T13:20:22ZSalesian priest Titus Zeman is the first Roman Catholic priest-martyr from the communist era.’s popularity keeps falling2017-02-28T13:16:55ZThe SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions. proxy: It's futile to take positive steps when discrimination remains2017-02-27T21:55:30ZRavasz’s predecessor Pollák responded that a solution to the Roma problems is not going to come from this governmental strategy. organisations and historians slam controversial video2017-02-27T13:27:15ZHistorians of Matica Slovenská claim the content of the video has been neither discussed nor approved. of the ministry’s agency accused of corruption2017-02-27T13:22:47ZIf found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe. rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients2017-02-24T06:35:00ZNot our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners. of the week2017-02-24T06:30:00Z“I have not studied it, but I think if you did not pay invoices (in the past) society expelled you.” vetoes single-round regional elections2017-02-23T22:25:44ZPresident Andrej Kiska returns two amendments about regional elections for re-negotiations, informed the SME daily. to check state heritage institution over video2017-02-23T21:57:41ZVideo speculates about what would have happened if Slovaks had stood up against Adolf Hitler. of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax2017-02-23T17:19:28ZAn overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament2017-02-23T13:45:13ZHad the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats. Court confirmed extraordinary sentences, including for woman2017-02-23T13:39:59ZThe people who murdered a bachelor in order to acquire his family house got their extraordinary sentences – for 25 years – confirmed by the Supreme Court. Included in the confirmation is a woman who was involved in the “property gang”. Richter makes concession in “créches law”2017-02-23T13:27:41ZNew law ambiguous as to who is eligible for their children to go into day care centres, whether private or public. plan for Roma integration to bring financial literacy2017-02-22T23:16:34ZThe action plans approved by government for 2016-2018 aim for better financial literacy, Roma children studying at common elementary schools and also fewer long-term unemployed. refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time2017-02-22T23:00:59ZAlthough President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1. who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial2017-02-22T22:08:56ZSome observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia. ask for more powers2017-02-22T13:51:01ZAny changes should be discussed by experts in advance, the ministry says. Ministry will check experts working with ÚRSO2017-02-22T13:43:27ZSeveral flaws have arisen from the agreement signed with the energy regulator. civil patrols will continue2017-02-22T13:31:47ZThe Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project. people support dictatorship2017-02-21T21:38:31ZThe number of respondents willing to replace democracy is lower than last November. Law against puppy farms affects honest breeders2017-02-21T21:30:56ZThe recently passed law, clamping down on puppy farms will have serious consequences for honest dog breeders and state employees. sentence for former SNS chairman2017-02-21T21:17:46ZFormer head of the Slovak National Party (SNS), gets a stricter although still conditional sentence, for drunk driving from the appellate court.ál leaving SaS2017-02-21T13:40:29ZBehind his decision is disagreement with the stances of party chair Richard Sulík.